Trying to find out why the A/C compressor in my 2008 Suzuki XL-7 will not work in cold weather

30

Asked by Feb 27, 2014 at 09:07 PM about the 2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury AWD

Question type: General

The A/ C works fine until the outside
air temperature drops below 35
degrees
Then it quits working
It makes it very hard to keep the
windows clear because without the
A/C compressor running the climate
control system cannot remove the
moisture from inside the car

3 Answers

25

It probably needs some oil. You should go to the body shop and have it checked,also check that your A/C compressor is actually turning on/ getting 12.4 volts or more with your a/c is supposed to be on. If its working fine then you might just have a clog in your system, possible the oriface tube. But I'm not completely sure without being able to see it

30

Thanks Sam, but I don't believe it is a low oil in A/C system problem As I stated I can drive the car out of the warm garage and it quits working Or drive it into the garage and it will start working again Maybe there is some kind of temp limiting sensor in the system somewhere to protect the system from freezing I just wished it would work like it's supposed to

30

I am going to try and find a diagram of the system that shows all of the sensors and switches and relays There may be a low ambient air temperature cutout switch that disables it in cold weather

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

XL-7

Looking for a Used XL-7 in your area?

CarGurus has 550 nationwide XL-7 listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Search Suzuki XL-7 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Suzuki XL-7 Experts

#1 Peer
Peer
Reputation 900
#2 Sheila Tharp
Sheila Tharp
Reputation 390
#3 joseph_bro1
joseph_bro1
Reputation 320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Suzuki Grand Vitara
9 Great Deals out of 369 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4
750 Great Deals out of 55,167 listings starting at $2,488
Used Honda CR-V
884 Great Deals out of 63,754 listings starting at $1,100
Used Suzuki SX4
18 Great Deals out of 551 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Murano
436 Great Deals out of 22,321 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
507 Great Deals out of 24,573 listings starting at $1,599
Used Ford Escape
1,371 Great Deals out of 86,190 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Highlander
578 Great Deals out of 22,627 listings starting at $2,944
Used Honda Pilot
508 Great Deals out of 18,416 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Camry
1,212 Great Deals out of 96,014 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
987 Great Deals out of 75,076 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Explorer
1,142 Great Deals out of 71,754 listings starting at $799
Used Saturn VUE
51 Great Deals out of 2,571 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Journey
594 Great Deals out of 33,146 listings starting at $2,700
Used Toyota Sienna
299 Great Deals out of 26,967 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury AWD For Sale
65 listings starting at $3,398
2007 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury AWD For Sale
1 listings starting at $4,495